Annual Herring Run, Paddle and Bike Ride

Sunday, May 19, 2024 at 11:00 AM



The Mystic River Herring Run and Paddle, which runs every May and celebrates the return of the river herring, includes a 5K run/walk race and three paddle distances and our bike ride.

This is a great event put on every year by our friends at Mystic River Watershed Association, and we’re thrilled to be able to lead a family friendly 14 mile bike ride alternative to the formal 9 mile paddle event.

There is a price for the run & paddle aspects of the event. For anyone that’s looking to join/ participate in the 5K event before the Bike portion – please use the access code: PARTNER2024 – It’s a 25% discount code.

There are no financial obligations to attend the bike ride. Anyone is welcome to join the ride for free, but only after filling out our waiver (at least once every year). And if you don’t have a 2024 Bike to the Sea Membership then you can only go on 1 ride organized by Bike to the Sea per year. Basic memberships cost $25 and are available here.

You can also make a general donation to MWRA at any time here to thank the organization for keeping the Mystic River and its surrounding communities beautiful and healthy.

Check out the Ride Route. 

Note: Ride route is subject to change


Register for the RIDE

Register for the RUN/PADDLE

Learn more about the event here 

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